It’s very common to get poison ivy, oak, or sumac while camping, especially if you go hiking often. However, there are a lot of natural remedies for these ailments!

These remedies also work for bug bites! 

Apple Cider Vinegar

You can use Apple Cider Vinegar as an astringent to help reduce itchiness. You can either dilute 50/50 with water or not. To use, soak a cotton ball in it and apply on the rash. Repeat up to 4 times a day. Do not use this remedy if you have open blisters from scratching

You can also use the vinegar as a compress by soaking a clean cloth rag in a 50/50 mix of vinegar and cool water. Allow the saturated rag to sit on the rash for up 15 minutes. Repeat up to 3 times a day with a clean rag each time.

Baking Soda

Mix 3 parts baking soda with 1 part water to make a paste and apply to the rash. Allow to dry and gently rub off.

You can also draw a bath and soak in it with half a cup of baking soda. This helps to neutralize the rash.

Chamomile and Oatmeal

Add a few drops of chamomile essential oil to a soothing oatmeal bath. Soak for 20-30 minutes. You can do this up to 4 times a day.

Witch Hazel

Witch Hazel is very soothing to rashes of any sort. It provides a cooling effect. You can purchase it in a bottle or wipe form. Apply as needed. You can combine this with aloe vera.